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Camel Rock break guidePhoto by: Max Schmidt

Camel Rock Surf Guide

Camel Rock in Humboldt is a fairly exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rocks and sharks.

Camel Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Camel Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Camel Rock occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Camel Rock (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Camel Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in January while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
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Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
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Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Camel Rock Location Map

Interactive Camel Rock surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Camel Rock is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 237 km (147 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Camel Rock is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 313 km (194 miles) away.

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Camel Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 4 June 2023, 06:17 Local Time
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Period (s) 9 9 9 10
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Swell History at Camel Rock

Surf stats for Camel Rock, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Camel Rock

Wind stats for Camel Rock, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Camel Rock:

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